Harold Capp

Harold G. Capp

July 22, 1937 - April 29, 2020
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Harold G. Capp, age 82, of South Shore, SD passed away Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at Jenkins Living Center in Watertown, SD.

Private family graveside services will be Saturday, May 9, 2020 at Lakeview Cemetery in South Shore with Reverend Ken Nelson.

Pallbearers will be Bryan Zemlicka, Derek Nelson, Keith Kelly, LeRoy Capp, Nathan Schwenn and Lance Beard.

Honorary pallbearers will be the staff at Jenkins Living Center.

Harold Gene Capp was born July 22, 1937 in Watertown, South Dakota to LaVern W. and Emma (Abraham) Capp. He grew up in the Summit area where he attended school and then worked for local farmers in the area. Harold joined the United States Army on November 3, 1960.

Harold was united in marriage with Arlys Martinson on June 4, 1961 at Hope Lutheran Church in Summit. The couple moved to Salinas, California during Harold’s military duty where he was stationed in Fort Ord, CA. Harold was then honorably discharged on November 2, 1962. They moved back to the family farm near Summit and farmed with his dad for a number of years. In 1979 the couple moved to their own farm north of South Shore where they raised their family. Harold farmed his entire life. He milked cows and grew small grains.

Arlys and Harold were blessed with 52 years of marriage before Arlys passed away October 3, 2013.

Harold is survived by his children, Lynn (JoAnn) Capp of South Shore, SD and Valerie (Daron) Zemlicka of Waverly, SD; his brothers, Robert (Susan) Capp of Milbank, SD and Ronald (Joyce) Capp of Pipestone, MN; six grandchildren, Jackie Zemlicka of Watertown, SD, Bryan (Torie) Zemlicka of Waverly, SD, Melissa (Derek) Nelson of Albee, SD, Mercedes Zemlicka of Watertown, SD, Josh (Rosa) Ries of South Shore, SD and Nathan Schwenn of Watertown, SD; nine great-grandchildren; and foster daughter, Shirley (Earl) Schultz of Aberdeen, SD.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Arlys; and his brother, Donald Capp.
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Private family graveside service will be in South Shore at the Lakeview Cemetery.


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Joan & David Strang

Posted at 12:46pm
Sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Our sympathy to your family.

Valerie Zemlicka Posted at 05:13pm

Thank you so much, Joan and David!!

Rita Imm

Posted at 12:44am
Val and family,
I am so very sorry to hear of your dad’s death. He was the sweetest guy and the best roommate Al could have had. I feel so blessed to have known him! I know he will be missed by many.
Rita Imm

Darlene Hanten Posted at 12:14pm

RIP Harold , you very such a joy to take care of at Cedar View your smile was always infectious Darlene Hanten

Valerie Zemlicka Posted at 05:16pm

Thanks Rita!! We are so lucky he did not suffer long! I so enjoyed getting to know you at Jenkins!! Al was the best roommate!!

Valerie Zemlicka Posted at 07:43pm

Thanks Darlene!! Cedar View was the perfect choice for Dad! You were all So good to him!!

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